SPRINGFIELD, Mon. (News Leader) – An attorney representing Caleb Slay’s family says Slay was first verbally abused by a DEA agent, shot three times in the chest, and then handcuffed.
Craig F. Lowther, a lawyer hired by Caleb Slay’s mother to investigate his death, told the news leader Monday that his investigator spoke to a witness who lived near Slay’s home on the 1800 block of South Maryland Avenue lives.
Lowther said he later spoke to the same witness who gave the same information about Slay’s death.
“He (Slay) was verbally abused, then he was shot three times in the chest and then the agent handcuffed him and put his foot on his back to make sure he was going nowhere,” Lowther said. “I’m told that.”
Slay died on the scene. The shooting took place in the afternoon and the witness, Lowther said, saw them through a front window.
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